Before heading out of the city, find time to squeeze in a visit to the flawless Grand Mosque and take a proper tour.
Eleanor, Original Diver
Oman has some excellent and - relatively - unspoilt diving along long stretches of its coastline, and there are sure to be new dive sites discovered in the coming years.
Why we think you’ll love it
- The Daymaniyat Islands, in easy reach in a day from Muscat, are the jewel in the crown of Omani diving.
- Stunning hotels like the Chedi, Al Bustan and the Shangri-La cater to many different tastes.
- Combine some diving with a couple of night in the desert and mountains at a luxury private camp to experience another side of Oman.
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Our Guide to Muscat Diving Holidays
Oman offers a genuine alternative to the often overcrowded waters of the Red Sea and is just as easily accessible. The visibility may not be as good but the fish life and the fact that there is no-one for miles around more than makes up for it. There are several top quality hotels and if you if you want something really special, what about joining one of our private, tailor-made desert and diving safari.
From Muscat, the best diving is around the Damaniyat Islands, just to the west of the capital. The islands are uninhabited, with a bird sanctuary and sea waters surrounding the islands, they are rich in sea life ranging from dolphins to turtles.